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The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority, is launching the Prevention Through Liberation grant project. $72,811 will be awarded for between 1-3 culturally specific sexual violence prevention projects to increase culturally specific prevention efforts in Oregon anti-violence programs. 

Societal and cultural forms of oppression magnify risk factors for sexual violence, resulting in markedly higher victimization rates within historically marginalized communities. Many mainstream prevention efforts across the nation utilize valuable yet limited models that often fall short of identifying and addressing systemic oppression as a root cause of sexual violence. In an effort to close this gap, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence’s Prevention Through Liberation project builds upon proven prevention principles while addressing sexual violence at its deepest roots by supporting culturally-specific interventions and activities.

Prevention Through Liberation-funded programs will receive support in developing well-informed theoretical frameworks, implementing promising prevention practices, and adopting robust evaluation methods. These capacity-building activities and resources will support grantees as they continue to grow their prevention efforts into the future. The coalition will make many of these resources available to all coalition member programs, as part of our efforts to increase sexual violence prevention capacity throughout Oregon.

2017-18 funding period

The application deadline for the 2017-18 funding period has passed. Subscribe to our mailing list to keep updated on future prevention and funding opportunities.

If you have additional questions about the Prevention Through Liberation Grant Program, please contact Choya Adkison-Stevens, OCADSV Equity & Inclusion Coordinator at (503) 230-1951 x311.